Not quite ready for an inspection? Try out the new garden centre assessment program.
The Garden Centre Assessment Program provides a third-party review of your store. It is a great way to get a snapshot of what you are doing well, and areas that could use more attention. Your reviewer will go through a set checklist that combines aspects of CNLA’s Garden Centre Inspection Program, mystery shopper programs, and the Landscape Industry Certified Retail Horticulturist program. At the end of the assessment, you will receive a copy of the checklist with comments from your reviewer.
Find a reviewer
Reviewers are selected by the Garden Centres Canada committee and have background in the retail garden centre industry. Garden centres can select their preferred reviewer from the list below:
Liz Wilkinson, BC
John Zaplatynsky, BC
Denis Flanagan, ON
Liz Klose, ON
Are you interested in becoming a reviewer in your local area? Contact the CNLA office for more information on requirements and how to apply.
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